There are so many reasons Halloween is one of my favorites times of year. Aside from the typical festivities of Trick or Treating and dressing up as your favorite slasher, Halloween also marks an important holiday for the pagan world. You’ve probably heard rumblings on the interwebs that Halloween among many other holidays, was adapted over the years from a pagan holiday and eventually hit the main stream markets. Don’t worry, this post isn’t about religion bashing or teaching you right from wrong. As a solitary Wiccan witch (quick grab the stakes!), Halloween is a double treat for me. I get to enjoy the wacky costumed fun as well as partake in the spiritual aspects of Samhain.
Wikipedia simply describes it as:
“Samhain is a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the “darker half” of the year. Traditionally, it is celebrated from 31 October to 1 November, as the Celtic day began and ended at sunset. This is about halfway between the autumn equinox and the winter solstice.”
If you’re interested in how to incorporate some classic Wiccan traditions into your Samhain celebration this year, head over to Sin Dee’s Samhain Pinterest board. I’ve collected a variety of basic Wiccan tips, mini spells, and yummy recipes. You’ll get to explore the meaning behind Samhain and enjoy plenty of witchy inspirational pics galore!
The Samhain board will continue to grow each day until October 31st… make sure you keep checking back and don’t forget to Follow Sin Dee on Pinterest year long for all things sinfully sweet.
Blessed Samhain, Sinners! )O(